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HOW TO IDENTIFY A WASP NEST
If you are finding wasps around your home or commercial building, it could mean you’re sharing your property with a nest. Here’s how to locate a wasp nest and what to do next:
1 – Locating the wasp nest
If you are being plagued by wasps in your garden, there could be several reasons for this. It is most likely the case that it is a wasp nest, but it could also mean there’s a food source that the wasps have found or that there are simply Lyme trees dripping sweet sap nearby.
If you are finding wasps in your home, there could be a wasp nest in your building. Wasps tend to build their nests anywhere that is dry and undisturbed, the pest’s favourite places include: lofts, air bricks and in wall cavities.
If you think there is a wasp nest in or around your property, you will need to stand still and watch for a few minutes. During this time, you will need to try and identify the ‘flight paths’ of the wasps; by doing this, you can determine where the wasps are concentrated, which could lead you to their nest.
2 – What to do if you’ve identified a wasp nest
Never attempt to remove the wasp nest yourself. It’s vitally important that you contact a professional pest control specialist immediately as a single sting can be extremely painful and, in some cases, may result in Anaphylaxis shock.
Once a pest control expert has confirmed that it is a wasp nest you are dealing with, before entering the space, they will put on a full protective suit, mask and gloves to ensure their safety from potential stings. The area is then treated with an insecticide, which will begin working to eradicate the nest.